So, let’s jump straight to the chase…how was your Easter? Was the weather nice? Was the food good? Was there an adorable little toddler dressed up on the patio, posing for pictures in her fancy dancy Easter dress?
Well, if you couldn’t tell by the pic, our Easter was lovely! It started out with huge breakfast complete with a fluffy Hootenanny and homemade sausage, then a lovely trip to church, and finished off the day with a delicious Easter feast with great company. It was potluck style and I was in charge of dessert (and veggies of course!). So I brought a Fresh Strawberry Yogurt Cake and 2 batches of Lime Squares with Pistachio and Graham-Cracker Crust (with a side of roasted asparagus and steamed broccoli…eaten with the meal, not the dessert). Needless to say, we all left with our stomach’s happy and full :)
And from the looks of it, I wasn’t the only one eating well this past weekend. Last week we had 15 link ups and after reading all their delicious recipes, I think Easter deserves another round. There was Caramelized Onion Duck Fat Baked Poutine, Pasta with Shrimp and Mint Pesto and Butternut Mole Sauce. And if that’s not enough for you, Kirsty from Farm Fresh Feasts hooked us up with an Easter 2013 Recipe Round Up. Next year can’t come soon enough :) Thanks ladies for all of your delicious dishes. I appreciate you sharing your farm fresh goodies with the rest of us.
Holy greens! They come in all shapes and sizes. Balls, stalks, leaves and bouquets! I love greens :) And I am digging into the Brussels first. I always do. They are just too good. And I am excited to serve them alongside a new recipe that I found for those strawberries. Even after 2 Fresh Strawberry Yogurt Cakes, daily snacking and some naughty late night indulgences, I still have strawberries coming out of my ears! And I hate to see them go to waste so I am doing my very best to scarf down all these berries on my own (the hubs isn’t a fan and little miss Harper can only eat so many with her tiny little frame). Hoping to share the recipe with you soon.
Speaking of Harper and her tiny frame, she has practically barreled through the broccoli on her own. I steamed it up last night and she barely left any for the grown ups. I LOVE how much she LOVES broccoli :) I just wish she would share a little…
I know it’s hard to see from the pic, but that celery, is HUGE! It barely fit in the box. And it is perfectly crisp and fragrant. Not quite sure what I have in store for it except for using it for the usual base of a yummy homemade sauce or soup and an easy snacking option (along with those tangerines…which are almost gone!).
These Turkey Ricotta Meatballs always seem to be my go-to recipe for spinach, but it’s such a hit I can’t resist. And it has been a while since we made it. Of course, the meal wouldn’t be complete without a side salad and that beautiful head of romaine lettuce will be perfect! Might even throw in a stalk of that celery for some extra crunch.
I am determined to make some grapefruit cookies this week. In fact, Harper promised to help me. So we plan to get busy (and messy) in the kitchen tomorrow and make it happen. Recipe coming soon.
Your turn: What are some of your favorite ways to use the fruits and veggies shown? Any special recipe, tips or tricks you’d like to share? Looking forward to reading your responses :)
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